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Senate Floor Session and debates for the week of March 1

This week is the second week in a two week stretch of floor action in the House and Senate. These bills make it to the...Read More

Washington’s latest economic review: positive indicators amid ongoing uncertainty

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released their latest economic review this week, finding positive trends in the context of ongoing economic...Read More

House Floor Session and debates for the week of March 1

This week is the second week in a two week stretch of floor action in the House and Senate. These bills make it to the...Read More

New Studies Will Test Flexibility of “Simpson Concept” for Salmon & Dams

Last month, US Representative Mike Simpson (R – Idaho) surprised many Northwesterners when he announced a $33.5 billion concept to breach (i.e., remove) the four...Read More

Wilcox: “The other side is running out of steam”

House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox (R – Yelm) says his caucus has managed to rein in Democratic legislation this session, preventing the majority from passing...Read More

WSLC: Vaccinate all public-facing workers

Washington State Labor Council President Larry Brown issued the following statement today in response to directives from President Joe Biden and Gov. Jay Inslee to...Read More

“Never again” – Frame on the state dealing with a crisis without progressive revenue options

Rep. Noel Frame and Rep. Tana Senn answered questions Tuesday on the capital gains tax bills moving through the Legislature. At a briefing hosted by...Read More

Morning Wire: Floor debates, Transportation packages, Conservation spending

Thank you to the Washington Business Alliance for its sponsored message in this week’s email. It’s a good looking banner, and you should check out their...Read More

Former State Treasurer Duane Davidson announces candidacy for State Representative

Former Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson announced Monday that he will run for the State House in District 8 (Benton County). Calling himself “Washington’s Fiscal...Read More

Cybersecurity firm issues final report on breach that exposed Washington State Auditor files

FireEye Mandiant, a cybersecurity forensics firm, released findings today from its investigation into recent cyberattacks which exposed the personal information contained in 1.6 million unemployment...Read More